Flag of Malta

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Flag of Malta

Use: National flag and state and naval ensign
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: 21 September 1964
Design: A vertical bicolor of white and red with the representation of the George Cross edged in red on the upper hoist-side corner of the white band.

Variant flag of Malta

Use: Civil ensign
The flag of Malta (Maltese: Bandiera ta' Malta) is a basic bi-colour, with white in the hoist and red in the fly. A representation of the George Cross, awarded to Malta by George VI of the United Kingdom in 1942, is carried, edged with red, in the canton of the white stripe.

Colours
The red hue in the Maltese flag is officially documented as Pantone©186c, R207 G20 B43 (# CF142B) or Spot Colour - 50% rubine red • 50% warm red.

Tradition states that the colours of the flag were given to Malta by Roger I of Sicily in 1090. Roger's fleet landed in Malta on the completion of the Norman conquest of Sicily. It is said that local Christians offered to fight by Roger's side against the Arab defenders. In order to recognise the locals fighting on his side from the defenders, Roger reportedly tore off part of his chequered red-and-white flag. This story has, however, been debunked as a 19th-century myth, possibly even earlier due to the Mdina, Malta's old capital, associating its colours with Roger's in the late Middle Ages.

The flag of the Knights of Malta, a white cross on a red field, was a more likely source of the Maltese colours, inspiring the red and white shield used during the British colonial period.

Republic of Malta

Repubblika ta' Malta (Maltese)
Flag of Malta
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Coat of arms
Motto: Virtute et constantia
"Strength and Consistency"
Anthem: L-Innu Malti
The Maltese Hymn
Location of Malta (green circle) – in Europe (light green & dark grey) – in the European Union (light green)  –  [Legend]
Location of Malta (green circle)

– in Europe (light green & dark grey)
– in the European Union (light green) – [Legend]

Capital Valletta
35°54′N 14°31′E / 35.900°N 14.517°E / 35.900; 14.517
Largest town St. Paul's Bay
Official languages Maltese, English
Other language Italian (66% conversational)
Ethnic groups
(2011[2])
  • 95.17% Maltese
  • 4.83% Non-Maltese
Religion
Catholicism
Demonym(s) Maltese
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
• President
George Vella
• Prime Minister
Joseph Muscat
Legislature House of Representatives
Independence
from the United Kingdom
• State of Malta
21 September 1964
• Republic
13 December 1974
Area
• Total
316 km2 (122 sq mi) (186th)
• Water (%)
0.001
Population
• 2018 estimate
475,700 (171st)
• 2011 census
416,055
• Density
1,457/km2 (3,773.6/sq mi) (8th)
GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate
• Total
$20.823 billion
• Per capita
$44,587
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
• Total
$14.270 billion
• Per capita
$30,555
Gini (2017) Positive decrease 28.3
low · 15th
HDI (2017) Increase 0.878
very high · 29th
Currency Euro (€) (EUR)
Time zone UTC+1 (Central European Time)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+2 (Central European Summer Time)
Date format dd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Driving side left
Calling code +356
Patron saints Paul the Apostle, Saint Publius, and Agatha of Sicily
ISO 3166 code MT
Internet TLD .mt
Website
gov.mt

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